Know your enemy: Sizing up the Cardinals' NL Central rivals
FEB 17, 5:30p ET | Stan McNeal
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 8:39p ET
News: Motte gave up four runs Thursday, with the big blow coming on a three-run homer by Albert Pujols.
Impact: There's no shame in giving up a home run to Albert Pujols, but it's been a shaky spring for Motte, who is expected to play a big role in the bullpen. In six innings, he's given up 10 hits, seven runs, and three walks, and the former fireballer has struck out just four. While Motte is probably first in line for saves if Hector Rondon falters, Pedro Strop might be a better bet right now.
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 8:48p ET
News: Motte pitched a scoreless inning against the White Sox on Friday.
Impact: Motte has made five appearances this spring, three of them scoreless. He'll likely be the top setup man for Hector Rondon, and given his experience, he'd be the first to get the call to close if Rondon loses the job.